Frances Delpierre joins Australias Victory

07 July 2014 01:47

French defender Matthieu Delpierre has signed a one-year deal with Melbourne Victory in Australia's A-League, the club said Monday.

Delpierre, 33, played 162 games with VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga, including leading the club to the League title in the 2006/07 season as captain.

He played for Dutch side FC Utrecht last season.

"Matthieu is a proven performer with experience at the highest level against some of the best strikers in Europe, so we know he has what it takes to be successful in the A-League," Victory coach Kevin Muscat said.

"He will provide real quality to our squad, while also imparting his football knowledge on to the younger players."

The Frenchman joins Albanian striker Besart Berisha and former Socceroo midfielder Carl Valeri as new additions to Victory's squad for the new A-League season, starting in October.

Source: AFP